Chances are good that almost everyone will be involved in an automobile accident at least once in their lifetime. It may be a seemingly simple fender-bender or it could be a catastrophic accident where people sustain serious injuries or even die as a result.
Whether you’re a driver, a passenger or a pedestrian, there is nothing simple about an automobile accident, especially when people are injured.
People may joke about being in a fender-bender, but even these accidents are more complicated than they seem. Drivers and passengers of a car hit from behind by a car going at a slow speed can suffer whiplash that can have long-term implications. Studies have shown that victims of low-speed impacts can sustain serious injuries, too, though automobile insurance companies deny this because they like to keep damage awards to victims as low as possible. A serious injury means they have to shell out more in compensation.
Of courses, whiplash injures pale in comparison to broken bones, punctured lungs and brain damage, not to mention fatalities. Still, most insurance companies will fight paying fair settlements to people who were injured in car accidents through no fault of their own.
If you’ve been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, it’s a good idea to consult a personal injury attorney, especially one who specializes in automobile accidents. The attorney will review the merits of your claim and advise you on Georgia’s Statute of Limitations, which is the deadline for settling your claim without going to court.
If there is mutual agreement to represent you, the automobile accident attorney will put your claim together for presentation to the insurance company. While putting their claim package together is something many people could do, it is a bit risky. Leave out one step and it could cost you settlement dollars. If you need more incentive to talk to an attorney, studies show that victims with attorneys get higher settlements than those who try to do it themselves.
The more serious your injuries, the more you need an attorney to do battle with the insurance company. With an attorney on your side, you can concentrate on the healing process. A personal injury lawyer knows the ins and outs of state law on accidents. He knows what each insurance company wants in the demand package, and will tailor yours to the company. He has the knowledge to maximize your settlement.
If you’ve sustained serious injuries and are looking for an auto accident attorney, you owe it to yourself to talk to the law firm of Eric J. Hertz, P.C. The firm specializes in catastrophic injuries and fatalities, and has obtained record settlements for many of its clients. The merits of each accident claim are different, so there’s no guarantee your award would be a record. But consider this: the firm of Eric J. Hertz, P.C., has won more than $57 million for its clients in 80 jury trials. It is hard to argue with success, especially since Mr. Hertz has written several books on damages that are used by other attorneys. Be sure to contact Eric J. Hertz, P.C. at www.hertz-law.com today!
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